Wash. Co. Sheriff Reveals Body Cam Footage, 911 Calls Of Incident Involving Deputy

May 29, 2020

Sheriff Jerry Clayton reviewing body cam and other footage during the press conference.
Credit Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton held a press conference today to address concerns about a recent incident in which one of the department’s white deputies struck an African American woman in the head.

An online video of the incident started circulating earlier this week and has prompted a wave of protests in and around Ypsilanti.

During the conference, Sheriff Clayton played video footage taken from several body cameras and discussed the situation.

“And we’ll post the full body cam and in-car video related to what we show here at some time in the future,” Clayton says.

Clayton says they are reviewing hours of video footage and conducting three separate investigations into the incident and the events surrounding it.

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